The Chinese restaurant syndrome can be defined as a collection of symptoms that some people exhibit have after eating Chinese food. Monosodium glutamate, a food additive, used in the preparation of Chinese food can be blamed for this condition. But, there is still not enough proof if whether its the same substance that is responsible for this syndrome. It is for the same reason why MSG continues to be still used in the preparation of some meals. It is, however, possible that some people may be sensitive to additives used in the preparation of certain foodstuffs.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on July, 2014